A beginner geocaching event will be Friday, Sept. 7, at the Spooner Ag Research Station’s Teaching and Display Garden just east of Spooner. Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity in which participants use a Global Positioning System receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches,” at specific locations marked by coordinates.

The activities will begin at 4:30 p.m., with a dinner at about 5:30 p.m. provided by the UW-Extension North Country Master Gardener Volunteers. Bring a potluck dessert to share. After participants have learned about geocaching, there will be some temporary geocaches to find. To close the evening, Master Gardener volunteers will provide tours of the display gardens. The event will conclude by 7:30 p.m.

There is no charge for this workshop, and it is open to the public. GPS units will be available to borrow, and leaders will be available to teach participants how it all works.

For more information, visit http://​spooner.ars.wisc.edu or call Lorraine Toman at the Spooner Area UW-Extension Office, 715-635-3506.